Acclaimed author Sid Hite brings the drama of the Civil War to life through the eyes of Rufus Rowe, a Confederate boy.
Sixteen-year-old Rufus Rowe runs away from home, to escape his cruel stepfather. He finds work and shelter in Fredericksburg, Virginia, just as the Rebel troops begin to amass in preparation for a confrontation with the Union Army. Rufus befriends several Confederate officers, who do not believe the Confederate army can be beaten, and sensitively observes and records the gripping battle that takes place there.---from the publisher
132 pages 978-0439353649 Ages 9-12
Keywords: historical fiction, journal, American Civil War, battles, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, part of a series, Confederate soldier, military